Stanley Long (1892-1972), "Crossing the Range", watercolor, sight: 19.5 x 15.5", frame: 26.25 x 22.25"
Watercolorist. Born in Oakland, CA on May 4, 1892. Long spent his childhood on a ranch in Napa where he broke wild horses. He began sketching when quite young and at 15 enrolled at the San Francisco Institute of Art. He continued at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he was awarded a scholarship for further study at Academie Julian in Paris. He served in the camouflage corps in both world wars. Long taught art in San Francisco at Mission High School and for 17 years at Polytechnic High School. His western illustrations were featured in Sunset Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Having worked with horses all his life, they were to become the main theme of his paintings. Long died in San Carlos, CA on March 29, 1972. Member: Society of Western Artists, Napa Valley Art Association; Peninsula Art Association. Exhibitions: St Mary's College, 1959; De Young Museum, 1960; Oakland Museum, 1960. Collections: Shasta City (CA) Museum; Prudential Life Ins. Co. (New Jersey); Grand Central Art Gallery (NYC).